The justice system for juvenile victims: A comprehensive model of case flow

 
Author(s)Finkelhor, David, Cros, Theodore P., and Elsie N. Cantor
Title The justice system for juvenile victims: A comprehensive model of case flow
Source Trauma Violence Abuse 2005 6: 83
Date 2005
Document type Journal article
Coverage U.S.A.
Summary This article describes the main elements of the justice system for juvenile victims and provides flow charts to show how cases flow typically through the system. The case flow is looked at from the perspective of the criminal justice system and the child protection system, and the overlapping of the two systems is discussed. The impact of the juvenile victim justice system on juvenile victims is examined and the components of the system that have the most impact on victims are identified. The implications of this system for juvenile victims are discussed with a number of recommendations made, including: more assistance from professionals to guide juvenile victims through the system; integration of the system; and more information exchange among components of the system
Keywords Juvenile victims; model; justice system; information exchange; child protection 
Topic

Children